Robert J. Sawyer





Robert J. Sawyer

Author profile


born
in Ottawa, Canada
April 29, 1960

gender
male

website

genre


About this author

Robert J. Sawyer is one of Canada's best known and most successful science fiction writers. He is the only Canadian (and one of only 7 writers in the world) to have won all three of the top international awards for science fiction: the 1995 Nebula Award for The Terminal Experiment, the 2003 Hugo Award for Hominids, and the 2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Mindscan.
Robert Sawyer grew up in Toronto, the son of two university professors. He credits two of his favourite shows from the late 1960s and early 1970s, Search and Star Trek, with teaching him some of the fundamentals of the science-fiction craft. Sawyer was obsessed with outer space from a young age, and he vividly remembers watching the televised Apollo missions. He claims to
...more


Robert J. Sawyer isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.


For me, 2014 was a bittersweet year, with the loss of dear friends , 19, and Michael Lennick, 61, both way too young. It was also the year we moved my parents out of the home I grew up in and closed up the house.


Because of the time I took off during and after my brother Alan’s battle with cancer, which took him in June 2013, I didn’t have a new book published in 2014. Still, it was an eventful...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on December 26, 2014 09:14 • 8 views
Average rating: 3.86 · 66,740 ratings · 5,299 reviews · 122 distinct works · Similar authors
Flashforward
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 8,544 ratings — published 1999 — 39 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hominids (Neanderthal Paral...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 6,841 ratings — published 2002 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Calculating God
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 5,056 ratings — published 2000 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
WWW: Wake (WWW, #1)
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,061 ratings — published 2009 — 27 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Humans (Neanderthal Paralla...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,377 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
WWW: Watch (WWW, #2)
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 3,117 ratings — published 2010 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hybrids (Neanderthal Parall...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,908 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
WWW: Wonder (WWW, #3)
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,592 ratings — published 2011 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Terminal Experiment
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 2,294 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rollback
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,300 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Robert J. Sawyer…
Hominids Humans Hybrids
Neanderthal Parallax (3 books)
by
3.764661023411881 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 13,113 ratings

WWW: Wake WWW: Watch WWW: Wonder
WWW (3 books)
by
3.8966830809253925 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 10,763 ratings

Far-Seer Fossil Hunter Foreigner
Quintaglio Ascension (3 books)
by
3.9974059662775616 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,542 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God

“There is no indisputable proof for the big bang," said Hollus. "And there is none for evolution. And yet you accept those. Why hold the question of whether there is a creator to a higher standard?”
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God

“Naturally, one does not normally discuss plans to commit murder with the intended victim.”
Robert J. Sawyer, Flashforward

Polls

January Science Fiction: This poll determines which 2 novels will move on to the run-off poll for January 2010 SF Book of the Month!

 
  9 votes 22.0%

 
  8 votes 19.5%

 
  6 votes 14.6%

 
  5 votes 12.2%

 
  4 votes 9.8%

 
  2 votes 4.9%

 
  2 votes 4.9%

 
  2 votes 4.9%

 
  2 votes 4.9%

 
  1 vote 2.4%

41 total votes
3 comments
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading right now? 180 402 Jul 01, 2009 01:34AM  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. Nominations for January 2010! 24 69 Oct 20, 2009 09:25AM  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. Nominations for February! 23 76 Nov 20, 2009 07:26AM  
The Seasonal Read...: 10.8 (OH CANADA!) 36 201 Dec 21, 2009 02:06PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Leighann's 50 books in 09 89 283 Dec 30, 2009 01:22PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Barb's 50 books for 2009 80 552 Dec 31, 2009 06:37AM  
Glens Falls (NY) ...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Have you seen any good movies lately? (Part TWO - begun 1/23/09) 1139 320 Jan 01, 2010 06:31PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Robert to Goodreads.